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All the factz on Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United, including which TV channel its on

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The final match of this round of Premier League matches sees Wolverhampton Wanderers host Newcastle United at Molineux.

Wolves and Newcastle have both hit some form, as one guns for a place in Europe while the other seeks to put distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Wolves beat Newcastle up at St James’s Park earlier in the season. They haven’t done the double over the Magpies since 1991/2.
* Wolves are looking for their 4th consecutive win – something they haven’t done in the top flight since 1971/2.
* Newcastle have some form with two wins from their last 3 matches.
* However, only Huddersfield have scored fewer than Newcastle’s 21 PL goals this season.
* Wolves have scored 3 goals in each of their last 3 matches.

All the factz on Manchester City v Chelsea, including which TV channel its on

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The second match in the Premier League is a heavyweight clash between Manchester City  and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

City will want to regain top spot in the Premier League with a win today, while Chelsea also want to win to go back into the Champions League spots.

The match kicks off at 4pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Chelsea beat City 2-0 in the reverse fixture in December. City had beat Chelsea in the Community Shield at the beginning of the season.
* City have won 12 of their 13 home matches this season, scoring more than one goal in each game.
* Chelsea have lost their last 3 away matches in all competitions.
* Sergio Aguero loves the Etihad: he’s scored him each of his last 6 home appearances and 22 goals in his last 15 in the PL.
* But Chelsea have a threat in Gonazalo Higuain: Under Maurizio Sarri’s management he has scored 38 goals in 37 league appearances.

All the factz on Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, including which TV channel its on

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The first of two Premier League matches today sees Tottenham Hotspur welcome Leicester City to Wembley Stadium.

Spurs want to keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City at the top, while Leicester are chasing a top 7 place.

The match kicks off at 1.30pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This fixture last season was a 9-goal thriller, with Spurs coming out on top 5-4.
* Spurs are in good form, having won 4 of their last 5 PL matches.
* Leicester are out of form, with 4 defeats in their last 6 and just 1 win.
* Son Heung-Min is the man Leicester need to stop. The Spurs forward has scored 9 goals in his last 10 appearances for Spurs in all competitions.
* Leicester are better away from home than at the King Power Stadium: they’ve won 18 points on their travels to 13 at home.

All the factz on Brighton v Burnley, including which TV channel its on

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The tea-time kick off in the Premier League today sees Burnley travel to the south coast to face Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. 

Both sides will be striving for a win to take them further from the relegation zone.

The match kicks off at 5.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Burnley won the reverse fixture 1-0.
* Brighton have won just 1 of their last 10 PL matches, losing 6 in that run.
* Burnley meanwhile are unbeaten in 6 matches, with 3 wins in that run.
* If Glenn Murray scores for Brighton, it will be his 100th league goal for the club.
* Burnley were awarded their first penalty in 67 matches last time out against Southampton. Ashley Barnes duly converted it.

All the factz on the February 9 3pm kick offs in the Premier League

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There are 5 matches kicking off at 3pm in the Premier League today. Liverpool can regain top spot by avoiding defeat against AFC Bournemouth, while at the other end of the table, Huddersfield are looking for their first win under manager Jan Siewert – but they face a tough task against Champions League-chasing Arsenal.

Here are the factz you need to know on all the matches:

Crystal Palace v West Ham United

* West Ham came from behind to win 3-2 at the London Stadium earlier in the season.

* Palace have only won 3 matches at Selhurst Park this season – and have gained more points away from home.
* The Hammers have 1 win in their last 5 (2 defeats) and lost their last 3 away matches.
* The Eagles have kept 9 clean sheets this season – only the top 4 have kept more.

* West Ham meanwhile have kept just 4 this season – only Fulham have kept fewer.

Huddersfield Town v Arsenal

* Arsenal have won all 3 Premier League matches against Huddersfield.
* Huddersfield have lost 11 if their last 12 PL matches, drawing the other.
* Arsenal are on a terrible away run – losing 4 of their last 5 on the road and drawing the other.
* The Terriers have scored 1 goal this year in all competitions.

* Arsenal are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home this season.

Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth 

* Liverpool thumped Bournemouth 0-4 at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the season with Mo Salah bagging a hat-trick.
* The Reds are unbeaten in their last 33 home matches in all competitions.
* Bournemouth are awful away from home – they have lost their last 7 in the PL conceding at least twice in every match.
* Salah has 48 goals in 61 games for Liverpool.

* Bournemouth have conceded 44 goals – only the bottom 4 have let in more.

Southampton v Cardiff City

* Cardiff won the reverse fixture 1-0 – that was Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first match in charge.
* Saints are in decent form – unbeaten in 5 matches (2 wins)
* Cardiff Meanwhile have won 1 of their last 5, losing 3 of those matches.
* Saints have problems at the back – just 1 clean sheet in their last 15 matches.

* Cardiff have won just once away from home this season and scored just 7 goals on their travels.

Watford v Everton

* A Lucas Digne goal in the 96th minute rescued a point for Everton in a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture.
* Watford are out of form – just 3 wins in their last 15 PL matches (6 defeats).
* Everton are out of form too: 3 wins in their last 12 PL matches and 7 defeats.
* Set-pieces are Everton’s Achilles heel – they’ve conceded a league-high 19 from dead ball situations this season.
* Both sides have similar goals scored/conceded stats: Watford have scored 34 to Everton’s 33. The Hornets have conceded 33, the Toffees 36.